Amberley O.S.H.C.

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10.10 Managing Compliance within Amberley OSHC

Amberley OSHC recognizes that strategies must be in place to ensure ongoing compliance with relevant legislation.  This policy is designed to identify the various legislation and government authorities where compliance is required and clear strategies for ensuring Amberley OSHC actively monitors compliance aspects.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • Duty of Care
  • Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 and Regulations 2011
  • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Regulations 2011
  • Privacy Act 1988 and Regulations 2013
  • Australian Government Department of Education Children’s Services Handbook
  • NQS Area 6.1.3; 7.1; 7.2.2, 7.2.3; 7.3.
  • Policies: 2 – Educational Leader Policy, 10.1 – Quality Compliance Policy, 10.5 – Approval Requirements under Legislation Policy, 10.6 – Supervisor Certificate Policy, 10.7 – Insuring Risks Policy, 10.9 – Risk Management and Compliance Policy.

 Procedures

Amberley OSHC shall actively work towards compliance with:

  • Education and Care Services National Law, 2010 and Regulations 2011;
  • National Quality Standards for Education and Care Services and School Age Care;
  • Commonwealth Child Care Act 1972 (Child Care Benefit);
  • Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2002;
  • Commission for Children and Young People Amendment Regulation (No 1) 2006;
  • Work Health and Safety Legislation;
  • Child Protection Legislation.

Compliance monitoring strategies shall be implemented including:

  • Developing compliance checklists for use within Amberley OSHC on a regular basis such as, safety checklists;
  • Updating the compliance checklists on a regular basis or as new information regarding changes to the implementation of regulations, legislation or standards becomes available;
  • Seeking reputable organizations to conduct external audits and to provide reports regarding compliance issues to Amberley OSHC on a regular basis;
  • Acting on any relevant recommendations or notification to changes in compliance requirements immediately.

Information shall be made accessible to families, volunteers and employees regarding Amberley OSHC policies and procedures in relevant handbooks as well as having access to a full copy of Amberley OSHC policies and procedures through borrowing from Amberley OSHC.

Information shall be dispersed to families, volunteers and employees through appropriate newsletters, flyers and other methods of communication.

Positive Notice Blue Card Compliance

All employees, volunteers and executive members of management must hold a current and valid Positive Notice for Child related Employment.

Prospective paid employees shall not be engaged to work at Amberley OSHC until appropriate application for a blue card has been made.  Required evidence of such application shall be maintained at Amberley OSHC.

A blue card register will be maintained at Amberley OSHC containing certified copies of blue cards of all employees, volunteers and executive members of management.  The register shall be referred to by the Coordinator/Administrator on a regular basis to track expiry dates.

All employees, volunteers and executive members of management holding existing blue cards prior to their involvement with Amberley OSHC shall be required to complete appropriate documentation to have their engagement with Amberley OSHC recorded e.g. Authorisation to confirm a valid blue card.

All employees, volunteers and executive members of management shall be provided with information regarding their responsibilities in holding a blue card.

Reviewed 27 April 2015, Updated 12 May 2015, Updated 19 June 2017


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